Thursday, 19 July 2012

FITSPIRATION #1

I know it can be a little hard to get motivated to eat right, exercise, etc etc. So I'm going to give you all a few hints and tips to get motivated!

Forgetful?
I actually quite enjoy exercising, so I try to do at least a little every day and when I get into it, I think I'm quite good with keeping it up, my main problem isn't motivation, it's memory! I actually only really slip out of it because I genuinely just forget to do it!
So to remember, I pretty much have my yoga mat out on the floor as a permanent feature in my room (it's just a rubber rug, duh?) And I have a big pink exercise ball on top of my wardrobe, so I have exercise-y things constantly in front of me as a reminder!

If, like many people (including me sometimes, I am human after all!) you just simply find it hard to get motivated, don't stress. There are simple ways to motivate yourself to get up and get on with it!

Think about it
But of course, don't just think about it ;)
Think simple, do you want a fabulous ass? Get up, do some squats and whatever else you fancy - it will be yours! Would you get an amazing job/ amazing grades if you didn't work your butt off for it? No. But you do work for it and you get what you want. So if you want a better body, you gotta work for it. It'll be worth it!

Happy people just don't shoot their husbands.
Legally Blonde reference! Elle Woods was right, Exercise gives you endorphins, endorphins make you happy. I won't go into the whole science of endophins, because I don't know the whole science of endorphins. But the point is, exercise puts you in a good mood, who doesn't want to be in a great mood?

Think of tonight
I know that when I don't exercise/ don't eat fruits and veggies/ do nothing, in a day, I lie in bed at night regretting it. No one ever regrets a workout, you'll just regret when you don't.

Treat Yourself
If you're someone who needs something more to motivate them, write a rewards list, starting slow. If I work out for 5 days in a row, I can buy a new Barry M Nail polish, if I work out 10 days in a row with a maximum of 1 day off, I can buy a new MAC Lipstick, etc etc etc. This works for everything, not just exercise! For example - Get my five a day everyday for a week - New top. It works! Sometimes when I want to get myself something, I set little tasks like these and tell myself I can only have it once I've done them.
Another method, if this is too specific, is putting a pound/ dollar etc in a jar everytime you work out or get your five a day or go a day without eating cakes and chocolate and such, save up, maybe set a goal of £100 and then treat yourself!

Music!
I have a constantly changing playlist of songs that motivate me while I'm working out, here's my current list - warning - most random playlist ever.



Which brings me to my final tip! The last thing that never fails to make me wanna get up and get moving, inspiring quotes! Search fitspiration blogs on tumblr - make sure you only use fitspo blogs though, 'thinspiration' blogs are another thing entirely, which I won't go into too much, I'm sure you can all figure it out!
Enjoy!







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4 comments:

  1. This was just what I needed - trying to get some sort of exercise routine going! Feeling much more motivated for having read this - thank you! X

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    1. So glad my post could help :)
      good luck! xo

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  2. We seem to have similar music taste! I love working out to music, really helps!

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  3. I keep telling myself I'll start going to the gym regularly. When I actually go, I'll try some of these tips :)

    Megan xo

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